Saturday, December 31, 2016

Ohio: Lekian Powell, 36, left his dog outside and it froze to death

OHIO -- A Springfield man charged with animal cruelty after his dog was found frozen to death pleaded not guilty in Clark County Municipal Court.

Lekian Kenyae Powell, 36, was arrested Dec. 27.

According to the police report, the defendant left the dog outside because it was “going to the bathroom in the house too often.”

Neighbors found the dog lying dead on the ground. Its paws frozen together and showed signs of starvation, according to witness statements in the report.

By the time police arrived, Powell had tried to hide the dead dog inside his car. Police also seized five puppies from Powell.

The penalty for conviction is a second degree misdemeanor and 90 days or a $750 fine. Powell was released on his own recognizance and is due back in court Jan. 4.

(Dayton Daily News - Dec 29, 2016)